Virginia Dockins (Dockins) Ford

Born: Thu., Aug. 20, 1931
Died: Thu., Jul. 4, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Bethel Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Bethel Baptist Church

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Virginia Dockins Ford, of Advance, Indiana, died peacefully at sunrise on July 4th, 2019. She was born August 20th, 1931, in Augusta, Georgia, to Clayton M. Dockins and Eva G. Holder Dockins.


Virginia married Rev. Raymond G. Ford on June 4th, 1955. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, followed by a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University. She worked as a secretary early in life, and then as a teacher and pastor’s wife at Baptist churches in Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana and Texas.


She is survived by her husband of 64 years, her children Gerald W. Ford (Marienne Kreitlow), Gregory Alan Ford (Mary Ellen Ford), Virginia Lynette Ford McNees (Kevin Shorney), and Lori Ford Fitzgerald (widow of Stephen Mitchell Ford, deceased.) Her grandchildren are Stefannie Clendenen, Paul Ford, Elizabeth McNees, Nicholas McNees, Benjamin McNees, Samuel McNees, Savannah Browning; three step-grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Mitchell Ford.


A visitation and viewing will be at 11:00 am and the funeral following at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9th 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 South State Rd. 9. Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Private burial at Riverside Cemetery following the service.



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Lori Fitzgerald
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019

ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY was sent by her Children.

Rosie Hinshaw
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Such a loving heart and giving soul. A precious person and she will be missed.

Brad Robinson
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Very sorry for your loss.

Carl Kessler
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019


Brenda Martin
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Mrs Ford was a dear friend and I will miss her soooooo prayers will be with her family through the coming days.

Carleton Parker
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Mrs. Ford was a wonderful teacher. When I look back at my early education she was a cornerstone. She was stern, but fair and her love always shined through.

She will be remembered through all the lives that she touched and taught.

Carolyn McGuire Lundy and Larry Lundy
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Virginia and I had become friends not too long ago on FB. Raymond was a very good friend in our home church, First Baptist Church in Cambridge City, IN. He was in our wedding. I was so enjoying my talks with her. My love and prayers got out to Raymond and to the rest of the family.